How do I create a subdivision?
What is a Subdivision?
A subdivision is described in the Ohio Revised Code (711.001) as any of the following:
(No plat approval required (lot split))
a.) The division of any parcel of land shown as a
unit or as contiguous on the last preceding
(Plat approval required)
b.) The improvement of one or more parcels of land for residential, commercial, or industrial structures or groups of structures involving the division or allocation of land for the opening, widening, or extension of any street or streets.
c.) The division or allocation of land as:
- open spaces for common use by owner, occupants or lease holders; or
The subdivision of land within Delaware County is reviewed by the DCRPC as well as many other county agencies in order to ensure that the public health, safety and welfare are protected. The review consists of external factors such as water supply and sewer capacity, as well as the internal design (safe street patterns and proper drainage). The process also ensures there is public record of the lots or parcels created in the county recorder's office.
What are the rules?
When subdividing land, standards for improvements and platting are prescribed by the Delaware County Subdivision Regulations for all land in unincorporated townships
The subdivision regulations help the land owner understand the following:
· What type of subdivision they are planning
· Necessary information and materials
· The process to follow in order to finalize the plan
From small property divisions to large tract divisions, the regulations provide guidance to the public for accomplishing their goals while meeting the DCRPC’s standards. (For more info see Subdivision Regulations.)
What is the Cost?
Costs vary depending on the size of the project. Generally, the more lots created, the higher the cost. The fees charged by the DCRPC are found in the Fee Schedule. The schedule does not include surveyor or engineer costs.
Where do I start?
How long does it take?
Minor (No-Plat, maximum 5 lots) subdivisions can be approved in 7 days. Major subdivisions typically require a minimum of 60-90 days. No plat subdivisions are exempt from a public hearing and approval of the Regional Planning Commission. Platted subdivisions must submit a sketch plan (site review), preliminary plan, and final plat. The staff makes recommendations to the members of the RPC for both the preliminary plans and final plats.
DCRPC 109 N Sandusky Street, Delaware, OH 43015 Phone: 740.833.2260 Fax: 740.833.2259